Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. We feature those accomplishments in this section.
Last week in Part 1 of September highlights, we looked at the various conferences where faculty presented. This week we highlight the books and scholarly journal articles our faculty has published recently.
Salim Faraji, associate professor and chair of Africana studies, “The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh” (African World Press: Trenton and London, 2012). The book explores ancient Nubian culture and answers the questions: how and why did ancient Nubia convert to Christianity during 4th and 6th century.
Mekeda Graham, associate professor and chair of social work, co-authored “Social Work in Europe” (Routledge: London, 2012), which addresses the shifting diversity among many European countries and the how social work practice in Europe has responded to race and ethnicity issues that have arisen.
Scott Morris, lecturer and coordinator of guitar studies, “Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach Vol. 2” (Midshelf Music Publications, 2012)
College of Arts and Humanities
Anne Choi, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, co-authored “Holding On: Older Californians with Disabilities Rely on Public Services to Remain Independent,” published in Home Health Care Services Quarterly (Fall 2012)
Benito Gomez, professor of modern languages, had several of his essays appear in recent publications: “La españolización del surrealism en Sobre los ángeles,” in Hipertexto 16 (2012), the online journal of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Texas-Pan American; “Imágenes de dolor en Morir lo imprescindible,” in El español: Integrador de culturas (Turlock, CA: Editorial Orbis Press, 2012), a publication of the VI International Conference of the Hispanic Association of Humanities; and “El impresionismo místico de Camino de perfección,” Castilla Estudios de literature 3 (2012).
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Natasa Christodoulidou, associate professor of management and marketing, co-authored “Strategic Sourcing in the Hospitality Supply Chain” in Journal of Foodservice Business Research 15, no. 2 (2012), and “What Determines Consumers’ Ratings of Service Providers? An Exploratory Study of Online Traveler Reviews” Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management (online).
Fahimeh Rezayat, professor of information system and operations management; Burhan Yavas, professor and chair of accounting and finance; and Prakash Dheeriya, professor of accounting and finance, co-authored “Can Market Volatilities Ripple Across Nations? An Investigation Using Exchange-traded Funds” in Investment Management and Financial Innovations, no. 2 (2012)
Burhan Yavas, professor and chair of accounting and finance an article, co-authored “The Global Financial Crisis and Mergers and Acquisitions,” in International Journal of Business and Management 7, 11 (2012).
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Fumiko Hosokawa, professor of sociology, “Prejudice Awareness Through Cultural Self-Knowledge Development: Going Beyond the Contact Reduces Prejudice Hypothesis,” in Journal of Family Psychology 23, no. 2 (2012). The article challenges the hypothesis that contact reduces prejudice by considering the role of cultural knowledge development prior to contact as important to prejudice reduction.
Matthew Jones, professor of mathematics, co-authored “The Coverage Issue,” in PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies 22, no. 4 (2012). The article looks at what questions instructors should consider regarding student learning and key reasons inquiry-based learning is the favored approach to undergraduate instruction.
Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, had several articles published recently: “Ants accelerate litter decomposition in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest,” which he co-authored in Journal of Tropical Ecology 28, no. 5 (2012); “The δ15N signature of the detrital food web tracks a landscape-scale soil phosphorus gradient in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest,” which he was one of five authors, Journal of Tropical Ecology 28, no. 4 (2012); and “The Ecology of Nest Movement in Social Insects” in Annual Review of Entomology 57 (2012).
Marek A. Suchenek, professor of computer science, “Elementary Yet Precise Worst-Case Analysis of Floyd’s Heap-Construction Program,” in Fundamenta Informacticae 120, no. 1 (2012). The article offers an exact solution of the classic problem in analysis of algorithms that has remained unknown for 47 years.
College of Professional Studies
Danny Brassell, professor of teacher education, was the lead consultant for Teacher Created Materials Publishing’s Building School-Home Connections for Every Child’s Success, a kit for k-8 parents to increase their involvement in the educational process.
Susan Einbinder, associate professor of social work, co-authored with Diane Miller, assistant professor of social work, and three other authors “Social Work Educators’ Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbians: A National Assessment” in Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 24, no. 2 (2012).
Richard Gordon, professor of teacher education, “Promoting International Understanding in the USA through Culture: Lessons for Africa,” in Institute for African Culture and International Understanding IACIU Journal 1, no. 2 (2012).
Yan-hua Haung, associate professor of occupational therapy, co-authored “Ability of three motor measures to predict functional outcomes reported by stroke patients after rehabilitation,” in NeuroRehabilitation 30, no. 4 (2012)
Susan Nakaoka, director of field education in social work, “Cultivating a Cultural Home Space: The Case of Little Tokyo’s Budokan of Los Angeles Project” in AAPI Nexus, no. 2 (2012), a journal of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press.
Nop Ratanasiripong, assistant professor of nursing, “A Review of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and HPV Vaccine-Related Attitudes and Sexual Behaviors Among College-Aged Women in the United States,” in Journal of American College Health 60, no. 6 (2012).
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